push (one's) luck

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push (one's) luck

To risk losing the good favor or fortune one has garnered thus far by brashly or overconfidently seeking more. I know you're in the boss's good graces now, but don't push your luck. She's been known to turn on people for getting too cocky. I've had some good winnings at blackjack, but I don't think I should push my luck any further.
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push one's luck

 and press one's luck
to expect continued good fortune; to expect to continue to escape bad luck. (Often implies unreasonable expectation.) You're okay so far, but don't push your luck. Bob pressed his luck too much and got into a lot of trouble.
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push one's luck

Also, press one's luck. Risk one's good fortune, often by acting overconfidently, as in We've gotten all but one of the concessions we asked for; demanding that last one would be pushing our luck , or You've done very well so far, but don't press your luck. [Early 1900s]
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push your luck

COMMON If you push your luck, you do something risky that could spoil the success you have already had. You survived this time but who knows how far you can push your luck? You might be pushing your luck asking them to play the song live.
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push your luck

act rashly or presumptuously on the assumption that you will continue to be successful or in favour. informal
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push your ˈluck

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ˈpush it/things

(informal) (often used as a warning) take a risk because you have successfully avoided problems in the past: You’ve already got a good pay rise. Now don’t push your luck by asking for more leave.Look, boys, I told you ten minutes ago to leave, so don’t push it. Get out of here now or I’ll call the police.
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And push our luck, just far enough, before the driver starts to cuss.
THE semi-final of the Capital One Cup Our Blues and Reds are leading one up Are Wembley Gates beckoning wide For football fans from Merseyside With a lot of grit and a little luck We could both have one hand on the cup Will there be a Derby date Or will the swinging hand of fate Decide not to push our luck Putting Stoke and City up for the cup But, suppose the Reds without their crocks Put Stoke to the sword in front of the Kop And suppose the Blues of Merseyside Brush those other Blues aside So cross your fingers and your toes And wish it's for real not just suppose Should our Derby dreams come true?
Indeed, it rather makes the point: we should not push our luck yet again after getting away with punching above our weight for so long.
success and failure is so thin and we can't push our luck.
we should have known better than to push our luck by saying 13 wasn't unlucky for the Viva
And in spite of Y2K assurances from programmers and politicians, Poncher said folks are thinking, ``We don't believe anything is going to happen, but we don't want to push our luck.
Leeds coach Tony Smith said of his injured players: "McGuire could have come back on but we didn't want to push our luck, and we are hoping Keith Senior's ankle injury is just soft tissue.